Viewing cable 05VILNIUS1312
Title: FIRST LITHUANIAN EXTRADITED TO THE UNITED STATES

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05VILNIUS13122005-12-15 16:23:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Vilnius
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UNCLAS VILNIUS 001312 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPARTMENT FOR DS/CR/CIL, CA/OCS/ACS - M. URBINA MITTNACHT, 
AND L/LEI 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: ASEC CJAN KCRM LH
SUBJECT: FIRST LITHUANIAN EXTRADITED TO THE UNITED STATES 
 
REF: STATE 165710 
 
¶1. On December 8, 2005, Anjei Iantsevitch became the first 
Lithuanian extradited to the United States.  He was arrested 
in on November 8 2005 at his home in Vilnius. 
 
¶2.  Iantsevitch is the subject of a criminal indictment of 
the Northern District of New York on counterfeit securities 
charges.  The indictment charges him with 25 counts of 
uttering a counterfeit security, in violation of 18 USC 
513(a).  A warrant for his arrest had been issued on August 
20, 2003, by a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the district named 
above.  He stands accused of embezzling over $148,000 from 
his former employer,  Liberty Premium Acquisition 
Corporation, by fraudulently creating checks made payable to 
himself drawn on the bank account of the corporation. 
Iantsevitch could face up to 10 years in prison, a fine of 
$250,000, or both. 
 
¶3.  His provisional arrest was executed by Lithuanian police, 
pursuant to Article 11 of the extradition treaty between the 
United States and Lithuania (signed October 23, 2001).  The 
U.S. Marshals Service took custody of Iantsevitch and 
transported him from Vilnius to the United States on December 
¶8. 
 
¶4.  COMMENT: While the GOL has previously facilitated 
extraditions of American Citizens from Lithuania, this 
landmark extradition is an encouraging sign of the GOL's 
seriousness in law enforcement cooperation with the USG.  We 
will work to ensure that future extraditions of Lithuanian 
citizens to the United States are as expeditious and 
successful. 
MULL